Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Zap!! Pow!


Hi everyone,

My card today is for a challenge I am doing with a couple of friends of mine. Each month we get together and go to our favorite stamp/scrapbook store and come home with one or two new goodies. So we decided to also challenge ourselves each month using a product we all have.

This month our challenge was to create something using the Stampendous Screwloose & Sparky stamp set as we had all just purchased that recently.

As you can see I have created an Accordion Card using the Star Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also used the Star Fancy Frame Edges around the frame of the middle page.


Here is my card closed ready to be placed in an envelope. I added some gears/cogs from the Clock & Gears die set to decorate the front and third pages of my card.


Stamps: Screwloose & Sparky - Stampendous
Paper: White; Black; Orange; Clockworks DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Star Accordion Card; Star Fancy Frame Edges; Clock & Gears - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; ECD Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm; Foam Tape; Copics



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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Live Your Adventure


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round our challenge is hosted by Sandye!

For our challenge this week Sandye has challenged us to create a card or project using a travel theme.


For my card today,, I  decided to use Riley and Company's Plane Riley and a couple of the new Inspiration sentiments ... the one you can see here is Don't Look Back. The sentiment on the banner hanging of the plane is hand written.


I decided to create an Easel style card using the Rectangle Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have added clouds to my card which are from the All Seasons Tree die set. One cloud is attached to a spiral, so it pops up when the card is opened.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed. On the front I used Riley and Company's Live Your Adventure Inspiration Sentiment. I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment in different colors. 


Want to Play Along?

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using Riley and Company images.

Once you have created your card/project, come back here and place a comment with a link to your card so we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please use the keyword Riley1115. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:



Stamps: Plane Riley; Live Your Adventure; Don't Look Back - Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Red; Imagine DP - Authentique; Kalahari DP - Wild Rose Studio
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card; All Seasons Tree - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Blue Ink; Yellow Ink; Red Ink; Brown Ink; MISTI; Foam Tape; Copics



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Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Fun!

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Hi everyone,
It’s my turn to post on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today.  Summer is on it’s way if you live in the Northern part of the world, down here in Australia of course we are approaching Winter. Elizabeth Craft Designs has recently released some new Peel-Off Stickers, one of which has a Summer theme. I have used these today to create my card.
Here is how I created my card:
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1. To create the card base –
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 -1/2″ x 11″. Score along the long side at 5-1/2″ so you have a top folded card 5-1/2″ square.
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock 5-1/4″ square. Dab a small amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint onto a craft mat, pick up some of the ink using a blending tool and apply the paint to the top portion of the card to resemble clouds. Adhere card to white folded card.
  • Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″. Use the wavy edge die from the Beach Edges die set and line this up along the top of the card and die cut. Use a dot background stamp and kraft ink to randomly apply dots to the card. Ink around the edges of the card with the same ink. Layer this to the blue card so the bottom of the kraft card lines up with the bottom of the blue card.
  • Cut a piece of blue cardstock 5-1/4″ x 2″ and another piece of blue cardstock 5-1/4″ x 1-1/2″. Use the waves border die from the Beach Edges die set and line this up along the top of these pieces of card and die cut. Dab a small amount of Picket Fence Distress Paint onto a craft mat, pick up some of the ink using a blending tool and apply the paint to the top portion of the waves. Adhere card the taller blue card to the bottom of the kraft card and then attach the second set of waves to the card using foam tape. Set aside.
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2. Creating the images on the front.
  • Before reading the instructions below, you can see a video Els created using this technique here.
  • Place a sheet of Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive onto cardstock that is big enough for your peel-offs and remove the release sheet.
  • Be careful not to touch the adhesive or it will leave fingerprints in the glitter.
  • From the Summer Peel Off Stickers, place the Ice Cream; Sun; Beach Ball; Shell; Thermometer; Sunglasses; Flip Flops and Ice Block Peel-Offs  onto the release sheet (sticky side up).
  • Place the cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on top of the peel-off. (In other words, place sticky onto sticky.)
  • Use release sheet in handling the cardstock until you cover the adhesive with glitter so you don’t leave fingerprints.
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polish glitter with your finger and brush excess off.
  • Color your images as desired using alcohol-based markers on the glitter.
  • Cut around all Peel-Off pieces and attach to the card. The Thermometer, shell and bottom flip-flop are attached using adhesive, the other flip-flop, sunglasses are attached to the card using foam tape. The beachball is attached between the waves using adhesive.
* Coloring Tips for alcohol-based markers and glitter: Remember that when using alcohol-based markers, such as Copics, work quickly and don’t let the tip of the marker linger on the glittered surface. Too much alcohol ink can dissolve the adhesive and remove the glitter. It takes very little ink to color the surface of the glittered image so work with a light touch. To get the faded look, lay a line of color down along one edge of the section you want to color and then use your Blender pen to pull the color across the rest of the image. You may have to lay more color down to get deeper shading after you blend it out.
3.  Die cut “Hello” from the Hello die from bright pink cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere this to the upper right hand side of the card as per photo above.
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The inside of the card:
4. Adhere the Ice block Peel-Off to the lower right hand corner of the card and the Sun Peel-Off to the upper left hand corner of the card.
5. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set, die cut “SUMMER FUN” from bright pink cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere the letters to the card so that they are positioned slightly to the left of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
2595 Summer Peel Off Stickers Black 
981 Beach Edges
787 Hello
967 Alphabet 1 – Caps 
508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm
639 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
  
Other:
Cardstock: white, blue, kraft, bright pink
Distress Paint – Picket Fence
Blending Tool
Craft Mat
Dots Background Stamp
Copic Markers
Foam Tape



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Sunday, May 24, 2015

To A Super Grandson!


Hi everyone,

Can you believe that my Grandson will turn 5 years old this week!!!! It only seems like a few months ago that I posted on my blog that he was born.

His birthday party this year is going to have a Super Hero theme and I know he loves Super Heroes so better excuse to use that as the theme for my birthday card.


For my card I have created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate my card I found some fun Super Hero Digital Images from Tiddly Inks web site. 

I cut out two 'Superman logo' images in red and yellow and then added the number 5 in the centre.

Along the bottom of the card I added a City Skyline.


Here is my card when it is 'pulled' open. The sentiment is computer generated, and I added another white panel so I can add a personal message to my Grandson.

The Super Pup is attached to a spinner so that it pops up when the card is opened.


Stamps: My Batty Hero; Super Boy; Super Pup Digital Stamps - Tiddly Inks
Paper: White; Black; Red; Yellow; School Sweater DP - Doodlebug Design Inc; 5th Birthday Double Sided Journal DP - Scrapbook Customs
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Alphabet 1 Caps - Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Skyline Border; MFT Die-namics Solid Skyline Border
Other: Foam Tape; Copics



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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hello


Hi everyone,

t’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May continues to bring us our challenges.

May's birthstone is the emerald. Let your project strongly feature the color green this week. Any shade of green will do as long as it is the main color on your project.



For my card today, I decided to play with a new stamp set that my DH gave me for Mother's Day (I did pick it myself haha!) I love these fun Loralie Designs images and I think they look great using bright colors.

I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I paper pieced the dogs blouse using designer paper and added transparent glitter dots to the necklace. I think you could say that green was the main color for this card ... hahahaha! I did add a little bit of purple as an accent.



Here is what my card looks like when you 'pull' it open, I added the sentiment Hello and also some flowers on the spiral included in the die set.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Agnes - Loralie Designs Art Stamps; Handwritten Sentiments - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Green; Purple; Balloons DP - We R Memory Keepers; Celebrate DP - The Stamps of Life
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT  Die-namics Scallop Border
Other: Black Ink; ECD Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank You



Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created last year which I haven't blogged yet using a number of Sizzix dies (which are listed in my supply list at the bottom of my post) I used the Sizzix Border Thinlits to create the opening in my designer paper where I stamped my sentiment.


Here is the inside of my card ... as you can see I didn't waste that piece of designer paper that I die cut out of the designer paper on the front ... here it is adhered to the bottom of my card :)


Stamps: Sizzix Thanks Clear Stamps
Paper: White; DP
Dies: Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits with stamps; Sizzix Circles & Tags Framelits with stamps; Sizzix Borders Thinlits
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Happy Birthday


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess for the month, Joanne continues to issue the challenges. For the challenges this month, we are going to concentrate on tools and embellishments rather than themes.  Please feel free to do a faux version if you do not have the tool or embellishment.

For our challenge this week Joanne we are going to have fabric and corrugated paper on our card/project.  The corrugated paper can be made using a crimper or already be crimped.  The fabric must be something other than a ribbon.



A couple of months ago when it was my birthday, I received a card which used this Happy Birthday die on it. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to add it to my stash of dies, so set to work to find it which as you can see I did. :)

I have a stack of cardstock which I have had for years which has a fine corrugated look to it, and for some reason I seldom use it. So I challenged myself to use that for all my layers in my card this week. 

The fabric part of the challenge had me thinking for a while and then I remembered all that felt I own and as I knew I wanted to use the Birthday die on my card decided accenting it with small flowers would work, so I used one of the new flowers from the Elizabeth Craft Designs called Bunch of Flowers 4 and the Flourishes & Branches set.


For the inside of my card I decided to create a double pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  As you can see I added more flowers and branches to decorate the inside.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Remembering Your Birthday - Stampin' Up
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Purple; Green Corrugated Cardstock
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;  Bunch of Flowers 4; Flourishes & Branches - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Happy Birthday - Die-Versions
Other: Black Ink; Wisteria, Grape Jelly, Cotton Candy & Bubblegum Felt; Wink of Stella Glitter Pen; Foam Tape



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Woof!


Hi everyone,

It's Pop It Up  Wednesday over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and this week it is my turn to post a tutorial.

I decided to create a fun trifold card using the Lucy Label Pop Up, Buster the Dog and the Barn from the Barn Pop Stand Card as a kennel.

You can view my tutorial here.




Don't forget you can check out my tutorial on how to create this card over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog .


Supplies: 
Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:
Cardstock: White; Black; Brown;  Tan; Green; Yellow; Pink; Blue
Designer Paper: Imaginisce Designer Paper 400102
Foam tape
Adhesive Hoop & Loop Tape









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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Seed of Friendship


Hi everyone,

It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. This week the challenge is hosted by Me!

This time round I have challenged the Design Team to use one of the Thomas Kinkade stamps on their creation.

For my card this week I have used Cornish Heritage Farms' Thomas Kinkade The Open Gate  and one of the sentiments from the Friend Expressions stamp set. I love easy it is to create a beautiful scene using these stamps.



Want to play along?????

If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project ... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)

Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to the CHF blog post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to included the keyword CHF79. We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today to see what they created for this challenge.




Stamps: Thomas Kinkade The Open Gate; Friend Expressions - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: White; Pink; Wildflower DP - Carta Bella
Dies: MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics





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Monday, May 18, 2015

Thinking of You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a flip-its card I created using the Sizzix Circles Flip-its Card #2 Framelits ; the Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits and the Sizzix Bee Triplits.


Here is the 'flip' side of my card. I used another sentiment from the stamp set. 

Dies: Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #2 Framelits; Sizzix Flowers & Tags Framelits with Stamps; Sizzix Bee Triplits
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape


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Sunday, May 17, 2015

One Step at a Time


Hi everyone,

Recently I purchased the MISTI as I had heard so many people talking about it on Facebook, I have to say I love it. I wanted to play with some of the techniques I had seen others use with this tool and as I had just printed out some templates someone had created for us to use I decided to have a go of stamping around the edge of a circle ... wow how easy was that to do with this tool!



Of course once I had decided my circle I had to turn my card into a pop up card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs

To decorate my card I used a co-ordinating stamp and die set from My Favorite Things. 



Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion of my card easier. I have also used the Happy Birthday Stand Up Helper Word die and the Agatha Edges die to decorate my card.


Here is a closer view of the front of my card.


Stamps: LLD Be Original - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Teal; Sorbet Stripe DP - Doodlebug Design Inc.
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up Card; Agatha Edges - designs by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Grand Circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders; MFT Die-namics All Star High Top
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; ECD Transparent Double Sided Tape;  MISTI; Foam Tape



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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Eat More Cake



Hi everyone,


It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Barb Anders our challenge hostess for May continues to bring us our challenges.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for our Sketch Challenge. Barb has given us a fun layout to play with this time round.





For my card this week I decided to play with stamp from Stamping Bella. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the new Farm Greetings stamp set which was designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.



For the inside of my card, I decided to create a Pop Stand Card. The fun thing about the Pop Stand Card sets designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs is that you can also use the pop stand portion of the die to use with other dies or stamps you may own. 

For this card I used the Pop Stand from the Eiffel Tower Pop Stand card set and then added the Cake which is a die from MFT Stamps.


This is a view of the other end of the inside of my card. 



 And here you can see the whole inside at once.


Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Stamps: Uptown Girls Bianca Loves Her Big Cake - Stampingbella; Farm Greetings - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Handwritten Sentiments - Stampers Anonymous
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Brown; Birthday Wishes Girl DP - Echo Park
Dies: Eiffel Tower Pop Stand Card; Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Bring on the Cake
Other: Black Ink; White Ink; Arrows Embossing Folder - Sizzix; Foam Tape; Copics


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